This New World stats infographic tells you the most and least popular faction, trade skill, settlement and more.
569 million hours! Celebrate a Year of Aeternum with a New World Stats Infographic
It's been a tumultuous year, but New World has made it nonetheless. And Amazon Games has created a nifty infographic full of New World stats to mark the occasion, replete with figures to excite the statistician in us all. And what do you know, it looks like the Syndicate really is the best faction after all.
The New World stats infographic marks the one-year milestone with such stats as the total number of hours played, which comes in at an impressive 569 million. It also proves that people really do love the plague doctor aesthetic, as the Syndicate faction hoards 41.9% of players, while the Marauders and Covenant get a share of 37.1% and 21%, respectively. Guess that tricorn chic is yet to catch on.
According to the data, the cosiest place in Aeturnum is Windsward, where most players own a house. Weaver's Fen Everfall, meanwhile, is quite the opposite as the most contested settlement. The most popular trade skill is cooking, while the least popular is weaponsmithing - showing precisely where the pioneers of Aeturnum's priorities lie.
But the one-year anniversary celebrations aren't just about reminiscing. Along with the New World stats infographic came a development update as detailed via a birthday video. The highlights are as follows:
David Verfaille and co spoke about the lessons learned over the past year and vowed to implement more cohesive storytelling, expand combat with more difficult PvE content, and generally flesh out solo play.
An overhauled starting experience will see improved NPCs, multiple story paths, faster leveling, and streamlined quests from levels 1 to 25.
The new Brimstone Sands zone, the biggest content update since New World's release, will introduce new mechanics, additional verticality, and rich lore modeled on ancient Egypt.
This new zone also includes the Ennead Expedition, featuring a pyramid built by Imhotep himself and featuring more bosses than any other Expedition.
A new weapon in the shape of the Greatsword will give way to an exciting new style of combat.
No matter your experiences of New World over the last year, it looks like Amazon Games is resolutely forging ahead with its vision. And we certainly hope it's all uphill from here.